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   25 March  2021
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In this week's newsletter, we learn about how Uganda’s STORYTELD is breaking new ground through multimedia storytelling.

You will also read about the content management systems of three different digital newsrooms, discover how to increase the reader engagement of an investigative story and register to join us for part two of our Jamlab Meetup discussions on reclaiming African narratives.  

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Jamlab Africa Team
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STORYTELD is a Ugandan multimedia social enterprise that is packaging news content into short videos for audiences that prefer to access their information through social media. Read more 

Tool Review: Content Management Systems for newsrooms
Three digital newsroom heads share insights on off-the-shelf and customised CMS’s for independent online news media. Read more 
How to increase engagement of an investigative story
In this era of selling news, one word matters more than any other —  engagement. Read more 
Jamlab Meetup | Reclaiming African narratives through storytelling: Making it happen
We are calling in the “do’ers” to share their learnings on bringing others into the market, interrogating their models and innovations. Read more 

Opportunities & Awards

Radio Awards 2021 // 31 March // Entries for The Radio Awards 2021 will be closing soon. Radio stations across the country are invited to submit their entries via the online entry portal.

One World Media Fellowship // 7 April // The One World Media Fellowship seeks aspiring journalists and filmmakers who are interested in reporting on stories from the global south. The fellowship particularly encourages submissions from underrepresented groups and is open to people around the world. 

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge // 12 April // Google has launched its second innovation challenge in Africa and the Middle East as it continues to show support for the news media industry worldwide. Applications are open to established publishers, news startups, online-only publications and local industry associations. 

Interested in any of these? Follow this link for information on these opportunities and more.  

Coming up

RISJ Digital Deep Dives sessions // 29 March & 12 April // The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is hosting a series of digital workshops for global specialised journalists to connect with academics from the University of Oxford. Two sessions coming up are: the journalism and AI workshop (29 March) and climate change reporting (12 April).

Amnesty Media Awards 2021 // 28 April // Amnesty International’s Media Awards ceremony will showcase examples of human rights journalism and celebrate journalists who put their lives at risk to tell stories of human rights abuses.

For your calendar. Find more details on the above listed events and check out the international journalism event calendar
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